The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2016 – Eurobeat, 24th August 2016

EurobeatHurrah for the return of Eurobeat! We saw the original production three times – once at Milton Keynes, once on its press night in London (get us) and once on a Eurovision fans’ party night. That production starred Mel Giedroyc and Les Dennis and it was exceptionally funny. So we can’t wait for its return, with a brand new set of songs vying to become the winner, and hosted by Rula Lenska and Lee Latchford-Evans. It’s on at The Grand @ Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, at 21:45 on Wednesday 24th. Here’s what the website has to say: “An irreverent, hilarious, sequin-soaked celebration of the international phenomenon Eurovision Song Contest. This year’s honour falls to Moldova, a country determined to present a fantastic new glittering contest against all odds. Ten countries compete for the coveted title and you hold the power by voting live to determine the winner at each exhilarating, high-energy performance. The evening is hosted by the glamorous former KGB agent Katya Kokov, and the three-time winner of Moldova’s Got Talent, Nikolae Nikovsky. Both desperate to make this a fabulous night to remember –Euro no matter what it takes. The party just got bigger!”

If this is anything like the previous incarnation of the show, this will be one of the best things we’ll see all year. Check back shortly around 11.30pm to see how brilliant it was (and who won!) and by then the preview blog for our next show should be available to read too.

Post-show update:

Rula LenskaThis has got to be the most “West End” type show we’ve seen all week, with nothing held back on the costumes and choreography; however, sadly, the backing music was too loud for the voices and Mrs Chrisparkle had difficulty following the lyrics. Ten brand new songs to titillate our European fancies, all hilarious in either word, presentation or both. Eurovision fans will recognise Loreen, Ruslana, Sertab and Jedward (and many more I am sure). For our performance, Norway won with their staggering “We are Vikings” by Hammer of Thor. Wonderful tongue in cheek presentation by the frosty (maybe very slightly too frosty) Rula Lenska and the irrepressible Lee Latchford Evans. Oh and there are some surprising faces announcing the jury scores. Enormous fun! 

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